A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 2

A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 2

by Phyllis J. Day
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 2

What Colleagues are Saying:

“I very much like the book. The format is good, the content is excellent, and the author does a good job of staying current on issues.” — Brenda K.J. Crawley, Loyola University Chicago

“The approach of attempting to answer the “why” of social welfare is very useful… The “why” approach aids in encouraging more reflection of the content.” — Brenda K.J. Crawley, Loyola University Chicago

“Day’s approach has an easy flow and I find the chronological progression of the profession itself is interwoven with ideology of basic human need chapter by chapter.  I assign students to read all the chapters, as I believe any one of them might gain some important piece of information, some new understanding or some unanswered question that we can then take on as an entire class.” — Anna May Walsh, Sussex County Community College

“Material in each chapter is presented in a way that holds student interest but also offers a challenge.” -- Anna May Walsh, Sussex County Community College

“Day’s book has many strengths.  It is very well-written and makes history very interesting.  The text is easy to understand and engaging to the reader.  The book is well-organized, and comprehensive.  Its chronological scope covers the early African origins of humankind through the New Millennium, and includes a detailed analysis of social welfare in the United States.  A final strength of the book is the author’s apparent willingness to invite and integrate input and perspectives from other social work educatorsthroughout the country.  She achieves her objective, in my view, of answering the “why” of social welfare, and she consistently incorporates learning content and analytical perspectives from the “subjects/victims/recipients/clients” viewpoints.” — Stan L Bowie, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“The writing style in Day’s 5th edition is straightforward, engaging, and flows in a manner that keeps the material fresh and interesting.  The context is quite in-depth, comprehensive, thoroughly backed up with current and relevant citations and references, and presented in a detailed fashion that is conducive to learning.” -- Stan L Bowie, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205197989
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Values in Social Welfare.


Values in Social Welfare.

American Social Values.

Issues of Discrimination.


2. The Institution of Social Welfare: An Overview.


The Meaning of Social Institution.

Perspectives in Social Welfare.

The Scope of Social Welfare.


3. The Beginnings of Social Welfare: Political Economy and Early Societies.


Prehistory and Social Welfare to 6000 B.C.E.

The Beginnings of History 6000 — 1200 B.C.E.

Invasion, Conquest, and Patriarchal Religion.

Moving into the Iron Age: 1200 — 400 B.C.E.

Greece, Christianity, and the Roman Empire.

Conclusion: Beginnings of Charity and Control.


4. Feudalism and the Welfare State.


The Dark and Middle Ages.

The Dissolution of Feudalism.

Poverty Becomes a Crime.

The Protestant Reformation: New Meanings for Work and Welfare.

Social Welfare in England: The Tudor Period.

The Industrial Revolution and the Emergence of Capitalism.

Conclusion: Reifying the Values of the Past.


5. Social Welfare Moves to the Americas.


The Indigenous Peoples of America.

The European Invasion of North America.

Work in North America.

Social Welfare in the Colonies.

Slavery in the Americas.

Toward the Revolution.

The New Nation and Its Constitution.

Conclusion: Revolution to Status Quo.


6. America to the Civil War.


The First Civil Rights Movement.

Private Philanthropy.

Government Responses.

Social Treatment in the 1800s.

Social Control.

Nonwhite Minorities: Expendable Commodities in the New Nation.

The Women’s Movement in the 1800s.

Conclusion: Working Toward Freedom.


7. The American Welfare State Begins.


The Civil War: A New Nation Emerges.

After the Civil War.

Postwar Political Economy.

Population, Immigration, and the People.

“True Womanhood.”

Emerging Philosophies and Social Welfare.

Public Welfare Efforts.

Professionalization of Social Work.

Conclusion: Moving Toward Reform.


8. The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery.


The Progressive Era.

Population Movements and Immigration.

Oppression of African and Native Americans.

Labor and the Unions.

Social Welfare in the Progressive Era.

Women’s Movements and Peace Protests.

The Professionalization of Social Work.

Conclusion: New Freedoms and Old Constraints.


9. The Great Depression and Social Security for Americans.


The Great Depression.

Social Insurance in the United States.

Programs of Social Insurance Based on the Social Security Act.

Public Assistance Programs of the Social Security Act.

Maternal and Child Welfare Act: Title V.

The Professionalization of Social Work.

World War II.

The Resurgence of Social Work.

The American Dream.

Conclusion: Moving Toward the Future.


10. Civil and Welfare Rights in the New Reform Era.


The State of the Nation Under Eisenhower.

Social Programs in the 1950s.

Civil Rights Before Kennedy.

Civil Rights in the Kennedy — Johnson Years.

Johnson and the Great Society.

Social Programs in the Kennedy — Johnson Years.

Welfare, Civil Rights, and the Social Work Profession.

Conclusion: Looking Back on the 1960s.


11. The Return to the Past.


A Retreat from the Welfare State.

Social Programs in the 1970s.

Other Social Welfare Programs.

Civil Rights in the 1970s.

Conclusion: Tightening the Reins.


12. The Reactionary Vision.


Biting the Conservative Bullet.

Reaganomics: The Conservative Political Economy.

The New Federalism.

Pruning the Programs.

Basic Needs Programs.

Civil Rights Under Reagan and Bush.

The Costs of Social Welfare.

The International Element.

Conclusion: Past Ideology in a Postindustrial World.


13. The Decline of Social Responsibility.


Clinton and the Republican Congress.

Welfare as We Knew It.

Other Safety Net Programs.

Health Care in America.

Social Issues.

Affirmative Action and Civil Rights.

Private Charity.

Welfare for the Wealthy and Corporate Welfare.



14. The Synergistic Cycle.


Values and Dependency.

They Synergistic Cycles of History.

The “Why” of Values Analysis.

Conclusion: Futureword.

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